Photo: Florida spiny lobsters caught Wednesday morning during lobster miniseason sit on ice in a cooler (The Miami Herald)

The two-day recreational Lobster sport season starting on Wednesday July 29, ended at midnight Thursday July 30.

The commercial and regular recreational spiny lobster season opens August 6 and runs through March 31, 2016.

Officers with the state Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and federal and local agencies patrol to ensure that lobsters are caught in legal areas,  are not egg-bearing females and are of legal size (the carapace length must be at least three inches).

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